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What are the reason of tetanus neonatorum?

What are the reason of tetanus neonatorum?

See below: Neonatal tetanus is common in developing countries where pregnant women are not properly immunized against tetanus and unsterile handling of umbilical cord is prevalent. ...Read more

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I had stepped on pointed object 11 day back, no blood and wound was there , just a mild pain and i had tetvac 8 years back, am i at risk of tetanus?

I had stepped on pointed object 11 day back, no blood and wound was there , just a mild pain  and i had tetvac 8 years back, am i at risk of tetanus?

Possiblly: If the object broke the skin, then yes you are at slight risk for tetanus. You should get a tetanus booster every 10 years, but every 5years in the event of an injury. ...Read more

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Can a tetanus shot give you a mild temp & feel a bit off. ?

Can a tetanus shot give you a mild temp & feel a bit off. ?

Tetanus toxoid: If you received this you may have a systemic reaction to the vaccine in the form of low grade temp elevation, but would not simply assume this is related to the vaccine because the two things occurred in the same time period. They may be temporally but not causally related and if the symptoms persist would see a doctor. ...Read more

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Full body weakness and mild paiin after tetanus diphtheria shot..even after 72 hours ..is it serious?

Probably not: Flu like symptoms may happen for few days after vaccination, it usually clears by itself, some tylenol (acetaminophen) and good hydration might help. If symptoms prolongs after a week, have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a very mild cut on my hand but with dirt in it. What should I do, get a tetanus booster?

I have a very mild cut on my hand but with dirt in it. What should I do, get a tetanus booster?

Clean it 1st!: First, clean the wound (mild soap and water) making sure you have removed all the dirt particles, apply a topical antibiotic agent (neosporin) and bandage. Check with your doctor as to when your last tetanus vaccine/booster was given. If it's been a while, your doctor may want you to get a booster and also put you on antibiotics if the wound is at significant risk of infection. Go see your doc! ...Read more

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Passed 48day after exposed by cat dissection.I took rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed.I hav mild tingling&twitching all over body.Plzhelp?

Passed 48day after exposed by cat dissection.I took rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed.I hav mild tingling&twitching all over body.Plzhelp?

See a doctor: You should see either a neurologist or an infectious diseases expert or both asap. This could be reaction to vaccine or infection of some sort following your exposure. Go now. Do not wait. ...Read more

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Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

T Tetanus t: Sometimes the tetanus vaccine can cause mild side effects which may include soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection, fever, headache or body aches and fatigue. These can be managed using NSAIDS and should resolve in a day or two. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Fell in tub yest. Hit head and went to er given tetanus and dr glued cut on head. Feel just yuck and mild nausea and little appetite. Ok or return?

Fell in tub yest. Hit head and went to er given tetanus and dr glued cut on head. Feel just yuck and mild nausea and little appetite. Ok or return?

Reassess: If you are feeling that bad, at least have another assessment. Better to do that than ignore your symptoms. It may be symptoms of a concussion but you want to make sure you have no bleeding. All the best. ...Read more

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Two days ago I was vaccinated for flu, shingles, and tetanus. Tonight & last night I experienced mild fever & body aches, but only in the evening.

Two days ago I was vaccinated for flu, shingles, and tetanus.  Tonight & last night I experienced mild fever & body aches, but only in the evening.

Immune system: Three vaccines at one time are a significant stimulus to the immune system. That's exactly what you want - to train the immune system to fend off any attack from these germs. A little bit of fever and body ache could be expected. If symptoms are not improving now, or God forbid worsening, you'll need to let the doc who gave the shots know that. You could take some Tylenol in the meantime. ...Read more

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Took rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed by cat dissection.I hav mild tingling&twitching all over body.Passed132day. Is vaccine sideeffect?

Took rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed by cat dissection.I hav mild tingling&twitching all over body.Passed132day. Is vaccine sideeffect?

You should be fine: This isn't a noted side effect of the vaccine and this is not how rabies announces itself. If this stays around for two weeks or more, and you can't relate it to anxiety / breathing pattern, a visit to your physician might be in order, including a metabolic profile (hypocalcemia can announce itself this way.) glad you got rabies prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Regime for doxycycline to treat mild tetanus? F, 22, 135 pounds. Allergic to penicillin, had reaction to metronidazole after 3 days. Real advice plz

Regime for doxycycline to treat mild tetanus? F, 22, 135 pounds. Allergic to penicillin, had reaction to metronidazole after 3 days. Real advice plz

Cannot advise: The replies in this forum are limited to answers to general medical questions and for educational purposes. Diagnostics and treatment recommendations are deferred to your primary healthcare provider. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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S it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade ? I can't move my neck , not sure if it's my gym or tetanus ?

Prevent tetanus : It's unlikely u have tetanus a month after a contaminated injury. Most cases occur about a week or 10 days from the injury. Certain wounds are more likely than others to lead to tetanus-what's necessary is for the organisms to grow and produce toxin. Deep wounds, crush injuries, dirt contamination etc are risks. Would make sure your vaccines are up to date- tetanus is an awful disease. Hope u c MD ...Read more

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How can tetanus cause death?

Paralyzes breathing: Tetanus makes the muscles contract all at the same time, which is very painful and eventually makes it impossible to breathe. If someone gets tetanus, and it happens because people can't get or refuse immunization, nowadays we can paralyze the patient and put him/her on a ventilator until the disease subsides. ...Read more

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Could small cuts develop tetanus?

Could small cuts develop tetanus?

Depends: Small dirty cuts are openings in the skin that can allow the tetanus spores to grow in your tissue.It doesn't take many to start the process ; lead to tetanus. If you've had a booster within 5 yrs, just clean the cut ; watch for problems. If no booster, or you never completed the primary series, you should get one.Today they have the tdap which actually boosts you for tetanus, diphtheria ; pertussis. ...Read more

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How often are tetanus shots needed?

Depends on situation: To maintain protection over a lifetime booster shots every 10 years are recommended.If you work in & around gardens & other soil based terrain on a regular basis, or have a cut after 5 years in such a setting, a booster may be reasonable.This is based on one having had the basic tetanus series in the past. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am at risk of tetanus?

How to tell if I am at risk of tetanus?

Tetanus risk.: If you have an open wound that occurred when outside or has been in contact with soil or there is a puncture wound these are higher risk for tetanus. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus shot or you don't know when it was - that also ^'s risk. ...Read more

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